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This site serves as an online reference and forum for saalikeen of the Qadiriyyah Akbariyyah Chishtiyyah order of Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia. This site is dedicated to presenting in detail the principles that form the foundation of the tarīqah. The ultimate purpose of the site is to present content that aims to instill in the interested visitor an ever-increasing love for Allah, the inevitable destination of any path trodden.

Provisions of a Traveler

In our quest to reach Allah we must understand the provisions we need in order to reach our destination. These provisions are of three types: physical, ethical/intellectual and spiritual. We will discuss all of these three types of provisions. Read more

An Islamic Prescription to Manage Crises

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From the Hadith Qudsi

"Almighty Allah says, I treat my servant according to his expectations from Me, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him in My heart; if he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a better and nobler gathering (i.e. of angels). If he comes closer to Me by one span, I go towards him a cubit's length, if he comes towards Me by a cubit's length, I go towards him an arm's length, and if he walks towards Me, I run unto him."  

(Hadith – Bukhari and Muslim)

Gist of the Eid Khutba 2006 by Shaykh Amin

There is a simple litmus to see if we are true believers or not. Think about the Munkar and Nakeer's questions in the grave. They will ask: What is your Deen? The answer to us is obvious now in the privacy of our living room. But if this question is posed by our employer in front of other employees at our work place - or in any other confrontational situation - what would our response be and how quickly will we answer the question?

If we believe our answer will come to us naturally and spontaneously, we can say al-Hamdulillah, we are Muslim by faith. But if we feel our response may be delayed or even not forthcoming, then we should fear hypocrisy and ask Allah to strengthen our Iman. The questioning of the Munkar and Nakeer will be confrontational and not against the back drop of Paradise.

Remember, this amount of Iman is the bare minimum that is required of all. May Allah strengthen our iman and make us answer the questions in the grave with ease and comfort.

Al-Wasaya, p. 143

Said Dhû al-Nûn: Three [traits] are amongst the tokens of true-faith (îmân): the heart grieving due to the afflictions of Muslims, giving counsel to them while overlooking their bitter attitudes, and guiding them to what is in their interests despite them behaving foolishly and being averse to it. 

Regarding Dreams

What you see in dreams (subject to interpretation) is far more real than what you perceive with your five senses.

Shaykh Amin in the context of a lecture on the etiquette of seeking interpretations of dreams.

Counsel from the Wasiyyâ of Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi

If ever you have disobeyed Allâh in any location, then do not depart from that particular location until you do an act of obedience in that [very] location and perform in it an act of worship. For just as that location will testify against you when it is requested to testify, likewise it will testify for you, and at the moment you will be free from it. Similar to this are your clothes [thawb], if you disobeyed Allâh wearing them then do as I mentioned to you: worship Allâh wearing them. Similar to this is that which separates from you from trimming your mustache, shaving the pubic regions, trimming nails, combing hair, and removing any filth.